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Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Fibrosis

"Pulmonary rehab is crucial to help you stay as healthy as you can for as long as you can. The staff is very knowledgeable about what types of exercises you can complete to help your body stay in top shape but also not put extra stress on you." —PF patient

"Pulmonary rehab feels great and you meet kindred spirits." —PF patient

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of education and exercise classes that teach you about your disease, how to exercise and how to be more active with less shortness of breath.

Pulmonary rehab offers substantial benefits in improving lung function, reducing symptoms and improving quality of life for people with lung disease like PF. It also helps you learn how to conserve your energy and is a great way to start exercising in a safe environment. The nurses and respiratory therapists will be monitoring you, which can help relieve anxiety.

Pulmonary rehab is key to the management of pulmonary fibrosis. Visit our pulmonary rehab section to learn what it is, how it can help and if it is right for you.


    Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed February 5, 2018.

    Page Last Updated: March 13, 2018

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